US – US industrial aluminum company, Novelis has announced that three of its North American facilities have secured Performance Standard Certifications from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI).

This achievement recognizes Novelis’ responsible manufacturing practices by ASI, a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organization.

Together with the company’s strong focus on the circular economy and industry-leading levels of recycled content across its product range, the certification demonstrates Novelis’ ambition to be the aluminum industry leader in sustainability.

The three plants manufacture material for the beverage can market and are located in Greensboro, Georgia; Berea, Kentucky; and Warren, Ohio.

The certifications for the Greensboro, GA, Berea, KY, and Warren, OH, plants further strengthens Novelis’ ability to meet customers’ growing demand for sustainable aluminum solutions in the beverage packaging market and beyond.

The company has been delivering ASI-certified material since August 2021 in Europe, South America and Asia.

“This certification is the latest step in our sustainability journey and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to providing sustainable aluminum solutions to our valued customers,” said Tom Boney, Executive Vice President and President, Novelis North America.

“Aligned with our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together, we aim to collaborate and inspire our suppliers, customers and partners throughout the entire value chain to participate in these responsible practices.”

The ASI Performance Standard addresses environmental, social and governance principles for the production of aluminum, assuring that the ASI-certified organization’s production practices are responsible.

The company has also earned the ASI Performance Standard Certification at its plant in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, and secured the ASI’s Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certifications at all 11 of its European manufacturing sites.

In addition, Novelis’ Korean branch sources and produces all its rolled aluminum products in accordance with the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard.

The company is aiming to be a carbon–neutral company by 2050 or sooner and to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2026.

In addition, the firm has targets to reduce waste in landfills by 20%, energy intensity by 10%, and water intensity by 10% by 2026.

Increasing the amount of recycled aluminum in its products is at the core of Novelis’ carbon reduction strategy.

In May this year, Novelis announced plans to invest $2.5bn to develop a low-carbon recycling and rolling plant in Alabama.

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